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Laos Experience!

May 3, 2024

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By Chloe Mackay

Spending five weeks in Laos, teaching English and working at a daycare, was an experience that profoundly reshaped my perspective on life, community, and the power of education. From the moment I arrived, my Lao hosts enveloped me in warmth and hospitality, going above and beyond to make me feel not just welcomed, but truly a part of their community. Their kindness and accommodation knew no bounds, turning what could have been a challenging transition into a smooth and enriching experience.

The opportunity to teach English to eager learners opened my eyes to the transformative power of language education. Witnessing the students’ enthusiasm and progress was deeply rewarding, and allowed me to foster connections, understanding, and opportunities that transcend cultural and geographical boundaries. Working at the daycare was equally impactful. It was so heartwarming to see how, despite the initial language barrier, communication could unfold through smiles, gestures, and the universal language of play.

I was also fortunate enough to go on the adventure week! Buffalo ploughing connected me to traditional agriculture, offering insight into Laos’s rural life. A visit to Micky and Ticky’s village deepened this immersion, revealing the warmth and community spirit through shared meals and stories. Kayaking on the Mekong River provided a tranquil yet adventurous perspective of Laos’s natural beauty, showcasing the serene waters and lush surroundings. This week was a harmonious blend of cultural exploration, traditional practices, and natural wonders, enriching my understanding of Laos’s rich heritage and the resilience of its people. I would definitely recommend!

The most unforgettable aspect of my time in Laos was the incredible hospitality of my hosts. Micky, Ticky, Onsee, and Dao introduced me to Lao culture, cuisine, and traditions with open hearts, making me feel like family. Their generosity and kindness were overwhelming, providing not just a place to stay, but a home away from home.

Reflecting on these five weeks, the impact of this adventure on my life is indelible. It taught me about resilience, the importance of cultural exchange, and the beauty of simple human kindness. This experience was not just about what I could offer as a teacher and caretaker but also about what I could learn from a culture rich in history, tradition, and warmth. The memories, lessons, and friendships forged in Laos will stay with me forever, a testament to the power of immersive cultural experiences and the enduring bonds of global community.

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